There is a small burial ground in the
Battle Hill Farm Forest Park which is on the Paekakariki Hill - 41km north of Wellington, located under the trees near the picnic area, along with several well-preserved headstones.
The following is a list of those buried there:
Maori War Memorial to
ROBERTS, - William, leading seaman of the HMS Calliope
TUITE, - Thomas, Private, 6th August 1846
The Abbott family as early settlers & original owners of the land:
ABBOTT - Maria 17th May 1867 aged 32
ABBOTT - Delia 16th December 1877 aged 6
ABBOTT - Henry 3rd June 1882 aged 84
ABBOTT - Henry jnr, 22nd May 1883 aged 46
Read the notes under Henry Abbott for a story of the Battle fought here in August 1846 between Ngâti Toa Mâori, and a colonial force of European troops, police, and Ngâti Awa allies.
GPS Coordinates: -41.05786, 174.93528
- Added: 14 Feb 2009
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2293810
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